We found 9 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze HMO near Spring, TX.

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Dr. Shaikh Arif Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
810 Peakwood; Suite 211
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shaikh Ali is an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Ali attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal pain, lupus, and polymyositis. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ali honors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ali's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Naila Ramiz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 7-g
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Naila Ramiz is a general internist. Dr. Ramiz completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ramiz include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramiz accepts. Dr. Ramiz is conversant in Bengali. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Ramiz is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis

Dr. Ashiqueali I Poonawala, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17506 Red Oak Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ashiqueali Poonawala's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College and Dow Medical College and a graduate of St. John's Hospital's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Poonawala include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Poonawala (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Poonawala's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, osteomyelitis, rheumatoid arthritis, bone infection, bone spurs

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Bone Spurs, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Michael Moran, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
845 Fm 1960 West; Suite 104
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Moran's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Clinical interests for Dr. Moran include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Moran is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Joint Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 5g
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Damian Chaupin, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Chaupin include prostate problems, warts, and cancer surgery. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chaupin's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at National University of San Marcos and residency at Sisters of Charity Hospital. Dr. Chaupin speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bursitis, osteomyelitis

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Adolescent Issues, Breast Biopsy, Bursitis, Circumcision, Sclerotherapy, ... (Read more)

Richard L Day
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
5265 Louetta Road; Suite A
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Richard Day practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Spring, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Day's areas of expertise include the following: foot problems and ankle problems. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Day's residency was performed at Harris County Hospital District and West Houston Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems

Specializes in Family Medicine
21309 Foster Road; Suite 100
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Alejandra Palmeros-Irvine practices family medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Palmeros-Irvine's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Palmeros-Irvine is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Incontinence, Family Planning, Sinus Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy E Irvine, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21309 Foster Road; Suite 100
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Irvine's area of specialization is family medicine. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Irvine accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Irvine (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 5d
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Hubert is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include leg fracture, arm fracture, and wrist fracture. Dr. Hubert accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Hubert is affiliated with Medical City Denton and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , leg fracture, arm fracture, wrist fracture, shoulder fracture, spinal fracture, knee fracture, hip fracture, hand fracture

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Hand Fracture, Hip ... (Read more)

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What are Musculoskeletal Problems?

The musculoskeletal system refers collectively to the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. It is what gives our bodies structure and allows us to move and do things. Because this system encompasses so much of the body, musculoskeletal problems are extremely varied and can happen almost anywhere. There are musculoskeletal problems that affect only the joints, those that affect the bones, those that affect tendons and ligaments, and those that can happen in any area of the body but cause pain and numbness.

Joint problems include bursitis and arthritis. Bursitis is the inflammation of a fluid-filled sac cushion on the outside of a joint, causing symptoms including pain and swelling. Arthritis is the inflammation and damage of a joint due to wear and tear or disease. There are several treatments for arthritis, but if the damage progresses far enough, joint replacement may be necessary. In joint replacement, a metal or plastic implant is surgically placed within the joint to make movement easier.

Bone problems include scoliosis, fractures, and osteoporosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, making the normally straight spine look like a “C” or “S.” It is treated with braces or surgery. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and break easily. It’s most common in women, especially older women. Fully half of all women over 65 have osteoporosis. Fractures are any break in the bone. They can be a simple crack or a severe and complicated shatter. Osteoporosis causes fractures in people who have it, but other causes are trauma (such as a fall) or overuse.

Tendon and ligament problems most often result from injury or overuse. Two good examples are ligament tears and tendonitis. The most common ligament tear is the ACL tear in the knee. This ligament supports and stabilizes the knee and is most often torn during sports activities. Tendonitis happens when a tendon, which connects muscles and bones together, becomes irritated and inflamed. This happens most often in older patients who push their bodies too far, leading to pain and swelling. Treatment for both tendon and ligament problems usually includes rest, ice, and supporting the area to let it heal.

Pain and numbness problems can be caused by overuse, disease, an injury, or a compressed nerve. Lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are two of the most common conditions patients encounter. Lower back pain may be caused by sore muscles that have been overworked, or an injury to the disks separating the vertebrae in the spine. Lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a few days, but it may require medical treatment depending on the cause. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve at the base of the palm becomes trapped or pinched. Symptoms include tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in the hand. Treatment involves rest and sometimes steroid injections.

Because the musculoskeletal system involves so much of the body, problems here can be incredibly varied in their type and severity. Some musculoskeletal problems will go away on their own or only require rest, while others may require medication, physical therapy, or even surgery.
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